Sarah C. Dingler

Assistant Professor

I am assistant professor of Empirical Gender Research at the University of Innsbruck. Previously, I  was a post-doctoral researcher at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilian University (LMU) Munich. I received my Ph.D from the University of Salzburg. My main areas of research include the analysis of political institutions on women's representation and the role of women as political actors in legislatures and the executive.


Currently, I am running two projects. I am studying gendered patterns of legislative oversight in a joint project with Corinna Kroeber (University of Greifswald) funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Further, in a second project together with Lore Hayek and Martin Senn (both University of Innsbruck), we examine the strategies of communication that governments and heads of state used in televised press conferences to steer their countries through the immediate phase of the COVID-19 crisis. 


My research has appeared in multiple international journals such as European Public Policy, Politics & Gender, European Journal of Political Research or Political Research Quarterly.  In January 2021, I joined the Team of the Journal of European Public Policy as Social Media Editor.


Currently, I am on parental leave.